Undergraduate Research

Elizabeth Farmosa, Music and Sound Recording

“I began looking at the development of piano sonatas over time during a music history class.”
Elizabeth Farmosa transferred to UMass Lowell and completed the Music Department’s sound recording technology degree in three years. She is an honors student, and her presentation at the Student Research Symposium 2011 is part of her senior research. Elizabeth began looking at the “development of piano sonatas over time” during a music history class. "I became interested in the sonata form and liked how it came together, so I decided to look at it more in-depth,” she says. Elizabeth's research paper will show the development and standardization of sonata form while proving how these composers were influential. Elizabeth plays the viola. She is excited to graduate this May.